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. countries will enact their own data laws. internet that we think is unbroken and open around the world i fear it will be segmented as countries have their own rules and own protections. >> about six years ago when the president was running, you know if he gets in there our reputation around the world will be so much better. everybody hates george w. bush. this is all we need for a brand new world. little did we know while he was giving that speech in berlin his people were bugging every office. think about the damage this has done and this is one more of those bush/cheney programs that this administration has taken to ridiculous lengths. >> the real world implications is massive. the damage has been done that's not just political but mic economically. the idea that the president doesn't know about these things over and over again -- i imagine people think it's a better explanation than saying he did know. that's hard for me to see how it's a positive. if that is true that's alarming. given that they are arguing this wholesale review we have not heard a revamp of this from the president.
republican nominee for president mitt romney was critical of president obama's handling of the law. >> i think the key thing that the president is trying to get away from and that is he told people they could keep their insurance and that wasn't the truth. whether you like the model of obama care or not the fact the president sold it under a model is not true the. the only way he can rebuild credibility is work with republicans and democrats and rebuild a foundation. we got to have a president that can lead. right now he's not able to do so. >> as for the website government officials say will go off line temporarily on a daily basis to fix its ongoing issues. >> robert gibbses i want to go back to something that was said before in the "the washington post." it's stunning that you have the biggest start up ever run by somebody that had never run a start up before or had business experience before. i mean, looking back, people are scratching their heads for years how did they make these mistakes. how did mistakes like this happen inside the west wing? >> i think that's a f
. >> moving on popularity for the president's signature health law is trending downward amid frustration with its glitchy launch. 37% say the law was a good idea. down slightly from a month ago. 47% say it's a bad idea. 40% say they are less confident based on what they have seen and heard and just 9% say they feel more confident. half say their opinion hasn't changed. when it comes to the quality of the website, 37% believe the problems will only last a short time and 31% believe it's a long term issue. 30 say it's too soon to say. it's not just the presidentess critics panning the rollout of the affordable care act. his own cabinet secretary calls the website miserably frustrating. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius struck an apolo gettic tone during testimony yesterday on capitol hill. she faced an almost four hour grilling on this. nbc's kelly o'donnell was there. >> reporter: a crisis on her watch. would you consider giving people more time to enroll? >> some democrats are asking for that. >> reporter: website kathleen sebelius drew a lot of atten
little in this law that impacts employer plans. the problem comes in the individual market. and that's what we're looking at. we were hearing about the people getting cancellation letters or getting letters saying that their current policy did not meet aca standards and, therefore, was going to have to be dramatically changed. in both cases those folks are not able to keep their insurance even if they wanted to. so our team went to, tried to do a little digging in to the universe of this and i went to the regulations from june of 2010, which dealt with the grandfathering issue. in it, when it comes to individual plans it says because of all the turnover you customarily get in the individual market, that a reasonable range for the percentage of individual policies that would terminate and therefore relinquish their grandfather status is 40 to 67%. then on top of that because of the way they have defined what constitutes a current policy in a way that means if your deductible has changed significantly or whatever then you can't qualify for grandfathering, then when you add those two pa
. warren advised charlie to get out of law. that wasn't using the best of his talents, you are acting as an agent for someone else. charlie advised warren, he's always been an investor, his model has been grand. charlie encouraged him to buy good businesses that are only going to get better and add to them with other good businesses. warren had to get over paying more for things. >> quality. >> exactly. so, that's one. we also have -- >> robert ruben. >> yep, he talks about the importance of asking questions. learning by asking questions. jeffrey from dream works and melody hobson. this is something interesting. he says she told him something good. don't major in the minor. that means, basically, don't focus on the small things. think about the long term. i thought it was a good way of putting it. >> i love that. >> billy jean king is in there. she talks about everybody in sports says you have to go out on a high note. you have to quit when you are at your peak. you don't want to go out when you have suffered and fallen down. she says absolutely not. you want a full career. keep doing
that are in existing law, that were passed in 2011 and signed by president obama, substituting various alternative savings for the sequester, if we can, while maintaining the savings. i'd suggest two other things i'd like to see, number one, let's end government by crisis. let's have a measure, a standing bill that says whenever the congress doesn't finish it's appropriations process, we just have an automatic continuation at the previous year's level. let's avoid shutdowns, thirdly, finally, let's give the administration flexibility in managing through the cuts we do have. i think if we do those three things, we will save money and avoid these manufactures crises. >> sam stein, are you next. >> senator, can you elaborate on sequestration relief? as i heard you, you said you don't want to increase the spending caps when sequestration takes effect. but you'd like to give the administration flexibility on how to manage the cuts in the various agencies. is that what you are saying is going to be the end game here? >> not entirely the story, in my view, i think we ought to be willing to ease up on som
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